BEREA, Ohio – It will be cold, bitter and nasty when the Steelers and Browns meet. The weather's not supposed to be good, either.
The fierce AFC North enemies will match up for the first time this season Sunday, renewing a heated rivalry that has had more than its share of cheap shots and dirty plays over the years.
Earlier this week, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, a life-long Browns fan, referenced the infamous play when Browns defensive lineman Joe "Turkey" Jones picked up Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw and slammed the Hall of Famer on his head.
There was nothing quite that sinister in last season's finale between the teams, but there was some extra-curricular activities that drew personal fouls. Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor was fined $7,875 for blind-siding Steelers right tackle Kelvin Beachum with a forearm.
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